People

Lorenzo Stella (Principal investigator, associate professor)

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Google Scholar profile
email: stella@stc.uniroma2.it

Sara Bobone (Research fellow)

I received my PhD in Chemical Science from the University of Rome Tor Vergata. After a three-year postdoctoral position at the Humboldt University in Berlin, I am currently back in Rome as a research fellow. My research is focused on the study of proteins and bioactive peptides, in model systems and living cells. I am currently working on the development of peptide inhibitors of protein-protein interactions.

Paolo Calligari (Research fellow)

I received my PhD in Biophysics at University “Pierre et Marie Curie” in Paris. I joined Stella’s group after having wandered as a post-doc (ENS Paris, SISSA-Trieste, Univ. Padova). My work combines computational and theoretical methods with experimental ones (QENS, NMR, DLS, etc…) to probe structural and dynamical properties of proteins. I am currently applying multiple computational approaches to characterize the mechanisms of regulation of the phosphatase SHP2.

Chiara Fulci (Postdoctoral fellow)

I received my PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Rome Tor Vergata. I am currently working in Stella’s group as a postoctoral fellow. My research is focused on the development and optimization of peptide inhibitors of protein-protein interactions, both in model systems and cultured cells.

Claudia Storti (Postdoctoral fellow)

After obtaining my master’s degree in chemistry at the University of Padua and working for a brief period with photosensitive inks in a start-up company, I won a FSE research grant in collaboration with Fresenius Kabi. The focus of the grant was optimization of the synthetic processes and purification strategies of biologically active peptides. I am currently working on the optimization of the synthetic pathway for peptide inhibitors of protein-protein interactions.

 

Ph.D. students:

Cassandra Troiano

Graduate students

Emiliano Franci
Alessia Damiani
Chiara Innamorati

Undergraduate students

Marco Conte


Alumni

Post-docs:

Dr. Viviana Canale
Dr. Annalisa Bortolotti
Dr. Filippo Savini (Postdoctoral fellow, Institut für Biologische Chemie, Universitaet Wien, Austria).
Dr. Daniela Roversi (junior peptide chemist at IRBM Science Park, Pomezia (LT), Italy)
Dr. Andrea Farrotti (quality control analyst at Isagro S.p.A, Aprilia (LT), Italy)
Dr. Massimiliano Anselmi (Marie Skłodowska Curie postdoctoral fellow at the University of Goettingen, Germany)
Dr. Sara Bobone (assistant professor at the University of Rome Tor Vergata)
Dr. Gilda Sabetta (CMP Process Engineer presso Micron Technology, Geneva, Switzerland)
Dr. Alessandro Grottesi (CINECA SCAI)

Ph.D. students:

Annalisa Bortolotti
Filippo Savini (Postdoctoral fellow, Institut für Biologische Chemie, Universitaet Wien, Austria)
Zahra Vaezy (PostDoc at Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran)
Daniela Roversi (Murray Goodman young investigator award at the 13th Naples workshop on Bioactive Peptides. Graduated cum laude).
Andrea Farrotti (Quality control analyst at Isagro S.p.A, Aprilia (LT), Italy).
Sara Bobone (Thesis awarded the Semerano prize by the Società Chimica Italiana, as the best Physical Chemistry thesis. Selected by Springer for publication in the series “Springer Theses”)
Barbara Orioni (PostDoc at the University of Rome III)
Claudia Mazzuca (Assistant professor at the University of Rome Tor Vergata)

Master’s students:

Francesco Riccitelli
Cristiano Di Stefano (Chemistry, Quality control, Sanofi)
Francesca Mazzotta (Chemistry, Internal Supervisor; Supervisor Prof. Sara Linse, Lund University, Sweden)
Cassandra Troiano (Chemistry; currently PhD student at the University of Rome Tor Vergata)
Elisa Grelloni (Chemistry; Quality Control Intern,  IBI S.p.a., Italy)
Giuseppe Torini (Chemistry; Quality assurance chemist at Istituto Biochimico Italiano)
Simone Bonacorsi (Chemistry; Process Development Scientist – BSP Pharmaceuticals S.p.A.)
Andrea Quercioli (Chemistry; R&D chemist at Soleko)
Valerio Santucci (Chemistry; currently PhD student at the University of Rome Tor Vergata )
Arianna Porreca (Medical Engineering, co-supervised with Dr. M. Bottini and Prof. N. Rosato)
Simone Aureli (Chemistry, Internal supervisor; Supervisors Prof. S. Morante, G.C. Rossi, V. Minicozzi; currently PhD student at the Institute of Computational Science, Lugano, Switzerland )
Annalisa Bortolotti (Chemistry)
Lorenzo Giordano (Chemistry; Senior Scientist at Sealed Air Corporation, Rho, Lombardy, Italy)
Ermanno Miele (Medical Engineering; Research Associate at the University of Cambridge)
Marcello Burattini (Chemistry)
Mariaelena Straccamore (Biology, co-supervised with Prof. B. Pispisa)

Undergraduates

Emiliano Franci
Federico Carneri
Giulia Perilli
Filippo Ruggiero
Cristiano Di Stefano
Luisa Caprio
Simone Aureli
Sara Del Galdo (postdoctoral fellow at Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy)
Annalisa Bortolotti
Lorenzo Giordano (Chemistry; Senior Scientist at Sealed Air Corporation, Rho, Lombardy, Italy)
Alessandro Piazzon (high school teacher)
Barbara Middei